Weather: rain, snow, lightening, and on. No matter how carefully you plan your party there are some things you just can't control. Mother Nature is a big one. Last weekend both Marsha and TJ were scheduled to serve at separate outdoor events. Months of planning had gone into the birthday party Marsha was going to. Rain was not in the plan. We didn't have just a light sprinkle. … [Read more...] about What About The Weather? What If It Rains?
How much stuff does one child need? No, no, I'm not asking how much that child wants. How much does he need? When I was a kid I looked forward to birthday presents as much as anyone else did. Looking back, I don't remember much about any of the gifts I received though I'm sure I was thrilled at the time. After all, what was a special occasion without presents? Then I had two … [Read more...] about Birthday Presents: What To Do When Your Child Doesn’t Need So Many
OK, I'll admit it. When my daughters were young I thought they were the most amazing beings on the planet, so very smart and talented, so much above average. If you have kids or know anyone who does, you've seen this kind of thinking. The whole self esteem movement has reinforced it and everybody's special. True? Or are most of us especially ordinary? Well, I still wouldn't … [Read more...] about Birthday Party Balloon Entertainment: Who’s Too Little?